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osborne is britain's chancellor of the exchequer, that means he is equiv lant to the finance ministers. prior to taking this job he served as a conservative member of parliament and a key political advisor to now prime minister david cameron. as chancellor he has launched an ambitious program to reduce britain's soaring deficit. we have looked at that this week in our conversation and here are some of the people's reaction to what this government is trying to do to reduce the deficit. >> if you want to look at radical ideas about what to do about the state, or radical ideas in terms of deficit cutting, you are suddenly looking at britain. i think britain is interesting in that way. >> rose: what are the radical ideas. >> there are two, partly one is just the savagery what they are doing. they are cutting on a scale unlike any other, you know, cutting 20% out of most departments. that is a lot to take out. they've exempted health and that's going to be enormously difficult. >> rose: in u.s. they are not just cutting fat they are cutting to the muscle. >> they are cutting it back in a bi
as a place of safety, although there are countless numbers in britain that are being kept, abuse, or exploited by adults. the children are being kept in what is known as private posturing. there was the notorious case of a child who was tortured and killed by her aunts and her partner. children in britain continue to be abused of child protection agencies are in the dark. >> his childhood did not leave many good memories, but he does it sometimes and draw it. >> it makes me escape for a while. it makes me happy. >> at this picture, of an outstretched at this, is called "life with auntie." did she ever here? >> did she ever hit me? yes. she would hit me hard enough. [unintelligible] she would make an effort. she would not come to school functions or things like that, really. >> he lived with his on, and resents moved, from when he arrived in london from nigeria aged five, until he was 18. then he discovered she was not his answer at all. to this day, he does not do -- he does not know who she was. he does not know much about himself either. he grew up as one of britain's invisible
and indeed the domestic business community, that actually britain's got a way out of this. and alongside that, it doesn't get nearly as much attention as of course the measure to cut public spending and so on, we have put in place a series of other measures to boost the private sector. for example, we are cutting our headline rate of corporation tax, the headline rate to business tax by a penny a year, 1% a year down to 24%. give us the lowest corporation tax in the g-7. and that is a huge advert in this program, by the way, it is a good low corporate tax environment. >> rose: that's what ireland did exactly. >> and i think now they were able to take it quite a lot further than 24%. but nevertheless, from we're taking it from 28% to 24%. if you think of many people in my situation, many people sitting in a room like this, in faced with a very high budget deficit we would be very tempted to put up business taxes. but because, precisely because i want to give-- given growth and private sector investment and job creation, that i'm actually going in the other direction and reducing business taxes
to britain is intended to improve strained links between catholics and anglicans, but just hours before rate of rise, one of its seniors has pulled out. cardinal kasper is pleading ill health, but it is difficult to not suspect a connection with an interview published in the german magazine. he compares atheism to a disease spreading and compares the u.k. to a third-world country. the mcconnell kasper is an insider, fellow german and senior aide to pope benedict for a decade -- >> cardinal kasper is an insider. he was part of the pope's entourage of britain, but just hours before pope benedict's plane lands, the cardinal has made provocative comments about britain's christian identity and culture. in the german magazine "focus," cardinal caspers said england today is a secular rise, pluralistic country. when you land at heathrow airport, you sometimes think you have landed in a third-world country. when asked whether christians in england are discriminated against, he said an aggressive neo-atheism is widespread. if you wear a cross with british airways, you are discriminated against. it is
of the visit to britain after making derogatory comments about the u.k. in a magazine interview. peace is possible. the u.s. middle east envoy says israeli and palestinian leaders have made progress on the issue of jewish settlements. making our way down the indus river, we continue our coverage on pakistan's floods down and how the survivors are pairing. tens of thousands of mexicans celebrate their independence from spain 200 years ago. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to our viewers in the u.k. and around the world. a senior papal adviser has pulled out of the pope's visit to the u.k. after making critical comments about the country in a magazine article. cardinal kasper said arriving at heathrow airport is like entering a third world country. he also claimed there was a new and aggressive atheism in britain. he said illness and not the interview was the reason behind his withdrawal. the pope's visit begins in scotland in a few hours time. >> colonel walter casper is a vatican insiders. he has been a senior aide to pope benedict for a decade. his role is to promote christian unity.
way. breaking with the past. britain's leader said the iraq war never should have happened. >> i think we were wrong to go to war. >> america has drown a line and so much we. >> welcome to bbc news. the former prime minister of iceland is to go under investigation for his role in had the crisis. >> it appears a transition of power may take place in korea. king jong-un was made deputy chairman of the national defense committee. >> it's russia at the main rail station. handleds of delegates heading for the party convention. many were on the empty boulevards. party propaganda speaks about a happier tomorrow, and >> national unity. that's what all this is about. trying to stabilize north korea's economics. state television announced the rise of the dynasties. his main qualification for being heir apparent. his aunt has been made general even more family control over the country. her husband is thought to be the real power behind the thrown. governing north korea is a family business. it started by kim ilsong. his son. kim jong-il took over and is still in power. called the deer leader and
politics for good. hold our nerve, and we will change britain for dead. -- for good. [applause] just think of what we have done already. we have changed the injustice of the rich paying less on their investments and then the poor do on their wages. we have rolled back a generation of liberal and intrusive legislation. , the banksar's day will pay a new levy that will help fill the black hole of they helped create. [applause] on the first of april, 900 belsen the low earners will stop paying income tax -- 900,000 low earners will stop paying income tax altogether. in may, the people of britain will get to choose their own a voting system, and this time next year the children who needed the most help will be getting the most help. we have always seen the face of change. we are now the agent of change, and every single person in this hall today is part of that change. actually, there is one contribution that you all made to the success of the coalition negotiations that you are probably not aware of. our formidable negotiating team got all of the training they needed battling for policy right
within britain and many other countries it's blamed on this george bush and his cleverred-tonged mood until tony blair. think think he wants to say, no i was a bigger figure than that. >> rose: also from london, an old friend of this program, john burns now the london bureau chief of the "new york times". >> we were perhaps transfixed by the relief would come to iraq with the overthrowing of saddam and yes maybe we should have spent more time difficult as it would have been under saddam to look at the trauma, the psychological trauma inflicted on iraq by the ba'ath party and saddam over a period of 30 years. all of that it can accept. if i had to do it over again i would have looked at that because it was the fractured pitch thatter that society in part along with saddam terror overground as government going underground as an insurgency that made the american venture in iraq next to impossible to achieve. >> couric: from london john and john when we come back. captioning sponsored by rose communications this is charlie rose. >> rose: on someday two of our visit to london we are joined
know they wanted something more than that. they want the best for britain. the conservative party has always been a party that puts the national interest first, and the best thing, the national interest, the best thing for britain now is a new government that works together in the national interest, and i hope with all my heart that is something we can achieve. that is all i have to say for now. i hope you understand, but i will not be taking questions because this urgent work must begin. thank you. >> we leave the british leader's speeches. you can find them in their entirety at c-span.org. next, president obama on the latest unemployment numbers released today. the labor department report shows unemployment rising to 9.9% in >> in my day, i said he was and still is the best dressed da mayor in the nation. am i correct, everybody? willie brown. [applause] you will need him again, but please help me welcome send francisco assessor phil king, supervisor david chiu, carmen chu. [applause] supervisor eric mar, right here. [applause] public defender jeff adachi. it was just here. and from
. this is a vital ally for the west. they are also a close friend of britain. now, britain is in a difficult position. bahrain has been moving towards greater democracy but not enough for these protesters. now, scores of pro-democracy activists have been arrested and it is alleged that some have been tortured including one who is a british citizen. >> it was clear that he was tied from both hands and hong from the ceiling -- hung from the ceiling. >> his wife says that the british authorities are not doing enough to help him. >> i feel that they don't want their to be a confrontation between themselves and the bahrain government. >> a mini cab driver has campaigned against the government while in london. he was granted asylum. this summer, he went back to bahrain on holiday and talk of reform made him so safe but he was arrested and charged with plotting to overthrow the government. the foreign office says they are very concerned about the torture claims and they have pressured the embassy staff to meet him but they were denied access at first because he is also a british national as well as
of mexican independence. ♪ [ music ] >>> a royal welcome for pope benedict xvi on his first trip to britain, but protesters are planning a different welcome of their own. i'm charlie d'agata in london. we will have the story coming >>> we have breaking news again from baltimore. as we first reported, there has been a shooting at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore. the latest information that we have received says that the gunman has been subdued. a hospital spokesperson says the shooting happened on the 8th floor of the main hospital. and of course that floor remains locked down. the condition of the doctor has not been released. we are following the story throughout the day and we will give you updated information when it is available. >>> for the first time ever the leader of the catholic church is in the u.k. pope benedict xvi began his visit to scotland by acknowledging the church failed to act quickly or decisively to deal with priests who raped and molested children. charlie d'agata has more from london ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: pope benedict xvi's first visit to britain began with
and lebanon. >> many thanks indeed for that. pope benedict's visit to britain is intended to improve strained between catholics and anglicans, but just hours before he arrives, one of his senior advisers has pulled out, pleading ill health. hard, though, not to suspect a possible connection with an interview just published in the german magazine. in it, he talks of an aggressive atheism's spreading in britain, and he compares it to a third- world country. >> cardinal casper had been a long-term friend and ally of pope benedict. responsible for improving relations between the catholic church and other christian faiths, including anglican is in the united kingdom. but in an interview with a german magazine, he questioned britain's christian beliefs and culture. he said britain was a country marked by a new and aggressive atheism. the cardinal went on to say that when you land at heathrow, you think at times that you have landed in a third-world country. cardinal kasper no longer works with the pope, though he had been due to come to britain to act as an adviser. he has now canceled, the vatican
was behind the september 11 attacks. britain raises the threat level from dissident irish republicans, warning an attack is a strong possibility. no global food crisis. the u.n. talks about the high prices. welcome to bbc news broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. coming p later in the program, renewed hope for stability in colombia following the death of a rebel leader. a judge in california suspends the due guard kidnap case because of concerns offer the accused's mental competency. >> president obama has condemned what he described as offensive and hateful comments by the iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad at the united nations general assembly on thursday. there he suggested that the u.s. government was behind the september 11 attacks. in an exclusive interview with bbc persian television, mr. obama drew a contrast between comments and expressions of sympathy. >> ground zero, the site in new york of the attack on america which murdered nearly 3,000 people and scarred the nation's psyche. for a foreign leader to come here and entertain the sugges
of britain. labour -- the f >> that was 30 seconds. >> behalf to restore trust in politics. there was a collapse in trust generally across the country. my very first speech in parliament 22 years ago was about immigration. because i have done so much for what we need to be aware of is scapegoating the migrants in our midst. >> will talk about immigration letter. >> the reality is that in too many communities, the people who have been labour in the past said i do not think you're standing up for us and up. i think politicians are all the same. on the big issues people are caring about, jobs, housing, university finance, we're going to stand up for you. it is no surprise that people did not turn out for us. we have to get back on people's side. labour will reduce the housing lines. >> across the south of england, we've not address the problem of housing. it is a big failure of our government. they could get rid down and make away in the war. labour, we had become dangerously disconnected from ordinary people. they look for times that we're on the side of big business, not ord
.k. troops have died there, almost one-third of all british losses in afghanistan. today, britain's handover responsibility to the americans. u.k. commanders say progress has been made but it met the work is unfinished. >> the captain, the sergeant, a private, -- >> 5 sommers, 337 british lives lost. >> [reading names] >> almost a third happened here. we joined british and u.s. marines as they prepared for one of their last joint patrols. for a final few days, they must brave their demons and reflect on the sacrifices that have been made. commanders were keen to show us what they achieved, all the project have -- how the province has prospered and how much safer and has become, but this is what we saw. [gunshots fired] a brutal fight for much of the day. it does not happen much anymore, but it shows the taliban battling coalition troops. and now america must finish the job britain started. no british troops at this time, they have faced too many days like this. >> i find it very difficult to talk about. without someone having been there, you cannot describe the smells, the sites, even pictur
commando style raids in cities in britain, france, and germany. paris, the eiffel tower was evacuated for two hours after it received a bomb threat. intelligence officials say there are currently no plans to raise the terrorist threat levels. they have not made any arrests. a securityby correspondent. frank, have we seen anything like this before? >> the nearest comparison would be what is known as the airline plot, which is the intercepted plot that started in 2006 to simultaneously blow up transatlantic aircraft that would have gone between britain and the states and britain and canada, thereby hitting three countries. it's a very confusing and contradictory story. on the one hand, this appears to be very serious plot to hit three countries simultaneously. we have a mumbai-style raid. attacking buildings in cities simultaneously and spraying gunfire as civilians. there were hostages who were murdered. they killed nearly to wonder people in 48 hours. they got the headlines that they craved -- they killed 200 people in 48 hours. this has moved from one is caught aspirational -- this h
round of middle east peace talks moving. britain gets ready to greet the pope. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> the german government and the opposition had some fears exchanges in parliament wednesday over the coalition's budget for next year. the opposition says the austerity plans are socially unjust. the government says the cuts are fair and necessary. chancellor angela merkle was forced to defend her record on the economy, unemployment, and inflation in the face of biting criticism. >> there was a tough job awaiting chancellor merkle on wednesday morning. she had to defend the biggest spending cuts in german postwar history. the chancellor started by drawing attention to previous government shortfalls. >> it was not individuals living beyond their means. it was those in charge who could not muster the energy to ensure this country's future. that is what we are changing. >> she also pointed out her success in shielding the country from the worst effects of the economic crisis. >> 2 million more or 2 million less unemployed is a central measure of f
the dangers of secularism on his first state visit to britain. the human cost of the u.s. financial downturn as poverty levels rise to their highest level for nearly 50 years. e.u. summit row as president sarkozy lashing out against critics and vows to clear out illegal roma camps. >> french men and women have to know that this policy will continue while strictly abiding by the letter and spirit of our republican law. >> welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, women in a man's world, the dangers of being a female candidate in afghanistan's election. and pakistan's hindus river may be flowing, but not international aid. the u.n. appeals for more money. hello, it is the first state visit by a pope to britain since the 16th century when henry viii broke from rome and formed the anglican church. the pope has been forced to acknowledge failings over pedophile priests and issued a warning about the dangers of what he calls aggressive secularism in britain. we look at an occasion that matches protocol with religious fervor. >> i
stabbed to death outside his home in britain. pope benedict arrives in london, his first official state visit by a pope since the 16th cent rifment his message, keep the feat. he urges catholics in scotland to stay true to their christian roots. the sarkozy lashes out after critics condemn the expulsion of roama people from the country. >> hello and welcome to "bbc news." we are broadcasting to our viewers in the united kingdom and around the world. politician frs a leading party in the pakistani city of karaci says one of their leaders, imran farooq was killed in london. s he is believed to be attacked in northwest london. british police have not yet confirmed the identity of the victim, but said a 50-year-old victim has died after suffering multiple knife wounds. >> a major police investigation has begun. at its heart, the violent and so far unexplained death of this man, dr. imran farooq, a leading member of a movement and one of pakistan's most controversial political parties. in the pakistani city, there was shock and grief at the loss of one of the party's stars. hussein declared
benedict meets the special litter of the anglican church in the second day of his visito britain new remarks over expulsion in germany. and munich's famous beer festival, oktoberfest, celebrates its 200 anniversary. ♪ >> pope benedict xvi it has met with the archbishop of canterbury. as the pope was preaching reconciliation, police arrested six london and over an alleged terrorist threat to the papal visit. they said the pontiff is calm and there's no change to the schedule of the day, but security remains tight. >> london's westminster abbey saw the leaders of the roman catholic and anglican churches under one roof for a joint prayer service. it capped off the second day of the historic papal tour. it was a chance for reconciliation. tensions between the two concessions rose last year after the pope made it easier for anglicans to convert to catholicism >> i come here today from rome to pray and to join in the gift of christian unity. [applause] >> earlier, benedict gave his keynote address in westminster hall. past british protestors were there including tony blair, who converted
are powerful enemies of the progress britain wants and needs in afghanistan. bbc news, kabul. >> on the -- on the second day of his visit to britain, pope benedict xvi has warned that religion, christianist in particular, is being marginalized around the world. in an historic speech at westminster hall, the pope said there are some people who wanted to see the voice of religion be silences. we look back at the day's events. >> majesty of westminster great hall echoes down the centuries in its symbolism. this is the spot where the catholic martyr thomas more was tried and sentenced to death by the newly protestant english state. the pope came here to praise thomas more for the integrity of his conscience, which led him to serve god above earthly authority. with britain's contemporary earthly authorities before him he warned of the dangers of the growing secularization of life in the west, the growing marginalized of belief in christian values was a threat to the very democracy of which westminster itself was such a powerful symbol. >> a vital contribution to the national conve
. now he's the second most powerful man in britain. a conversation with the deputy prime minister. let's get started. >>> during britain's last parliamentary elections, they held an american-style presidential debate. the candidate who rocketed to stardom was nick clegg, the leader of the liberal democrats. 75% of brits wanted him to be the next prime minister. that faded, but nick clegg did end up the second most powerful person in britain, the deputy prime minister to david cameron, the leader of the torry party who was prime minister. this is the first coalition government britain has had since world war ii. we'll ask nick clegg how to make bipartisanship work and also about britain's some say brutal budget cuts. mr. deputy prime minister, thanks for joining us. >> it's great to be here. >> you as a liberal democrat are now in coalition with a conservative government, and what strikes me, and i think what strikes most people as most unusual, is that you have been ferocious in your defense of these budget cuts that the government has put together. but there are lots of people who arg
to circumvent the nomination process. and the pope arrives in great britain with a message of traditional values. live from our studio in washington. this is special report. good evening, i'm bret baier. president obama looked to the future today saying he is confident the country will emerge from the current storm, with the stronger economy. but for the average family, that positivity about tomorrow doesn't necessarily translate when bills need to be paid today. chief washington correspondent jim angle looks at the economic situation. >> more signs of a struggling economy today as mortgage lenders repossess more homes in august than any month since the housing market crashed almost three years ago. >> looking at rising foreclosures and the expectation is we're not going to peak until at least the middle of next year. >> reporter: in all banks repossessed more than 95,000 homes last month. up 3% from july and an increase of 25% from august of last year. and some say administration efforts have only made things worse. >> they've spent recklessly in many regards, trillions of dollars and what do
. coming up later for you -- footsteps, will be leader of britain's new opposition say it will -- it was wrong to go to war in iraq? and the chilean miners get a new classroom at campeau. -- camp hope. hello to you. a little more light woodshed on the secretive and isolated -- was shed on the secretive and isolated regime. the youngest son of the north korean leader kim jong-il has been appointed to the love of the highest jobs in the workers party, another sign he is being groomed to take over for his father. i correspondent filed this report from neighboring south korea. >> hundreds of delegates in largely identical suits headed to the party convention. hundreds of others passed along the vast, empty boulevard. propaganda, as i have your tomorrow, which would not be difficult. -- promised a happier tomorrow, which would not be difficult. they tried to stabilize at north korea's unpredictable politics. >> state television announced the rise of the third generation. his youngest son in his mid-20s, has been made at general. his main qualification for being air apparent
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